Volume XXIX, No. 14 • April 15, 2005

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Black Hills State University employees honored - top

Black Hills State University recently hosted a reception to honor outstanding employees and retirees.

Retirees honored at the BHSU employee reception were: Dr. Ed Erickson, director of the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center; Dr. Riley Chrisman, history professor; Barbara Chrisman, librarian and associate library science professor; Dr. Dan Peterson, sociology professor and former chair of the department of social sciences; and Ann Chastain, staff assistant. (See retirees story in the next issue of Campus Currents.)

Dr. James Hesson, physical education professor, was recognized as the Distinguished Faculty member. Hesson, who was not present at the reception because he was attending a professional conference, was cited for his dedication and excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, his contributions to the community and society as well as his exceptional service to students. (See Distinguished Faculty story in the next issue of Campus Currents.)

Several employees and departments received special awards during the reception. (See photos below for details.)

Pins and plaques were awarded to employees recognizing their years of service. The following employees were honored:

  • 35-year award, Dr. Charles Follette, English professor;
  • 30-year award, Jerry Miller, technology professor; and Hanna Swarts, lead mail processor;
  • 25-year award, Barbara Chrisman, librarian and associate library science professor;
  • 20-year award, Susan Hemmingson, senior accountant; Peggy Madrid, senior secretary; and Dr. Doug Wessel, psychology professor;
  • 15-year award, Sheila Aaker, coordinator of extended services; James Bechtold, custodial crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial aid assistant; Christina Couch, secretary; Sandra Dickinson, cook; Randi Ellis, associate accounting professor; Corinne Hansen, director of university communications; Dr. James Hesson, physical education professor; Diane Mabey, child care coordinator; Dr. Rob Schurrer, wellness management professor; Carolyn Skallerud, office supervisor; and Sheryl Styles, graphic designer;
  • 10-year award, Don Altmyer, associate accounting professor and director of the Center for Economic Education; Steve Babbitt, associate photography professor; Verona Beguin, assistant business professor; Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, associate economics professor and chair of the department of accounting and economics; Ralph Hoover, custodial worker; and Dr. Charles Lamb, associate biology professor.
Retirees honored at the BHSU employee reception were: Dr. Ed Erickson, director of the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center, who is retiring following 33 years at BHSU; Dr. Riley Chrisman, history professor, who has taught at BHSU for 26 years; Barbara Chrisman, librarian and associate library science professor, who is retiring after 26 years of service, Ann Chastain, staff assistant, who retired earlier this year after 32 years of service to BHSU; and Dr. Dan Peterson, sociology professor and former chair of the department of social sciences, who is retiring after 28 years at BHSU.

The staff members of Technical Support Services received the University Area Award for their outstanding work providing computer support for the BHSU community. Staff members honored include: Brian Ewald, senior computer support specialist; Mike Sparker, computer support analyst; Richard Van Lingen, senior computer support specialist; and Fred Nelson, computer support team leader. They were cited for their dedication and for their efforts to provide quick and reliable service to computer users.

Staff members from the child care center received the Economic Savings Award for their work obtaining funding through grants for the child care center. Child care staff members include: left to right, Kaylene Van Lingen, Diane Mabey, coordinator of the center, Sandra Nauman, Danelle Johnson, and Diane Hannah. Not pictured is Cathy Skvicalo. Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of BHSU, presented the award. Jane Klug (right) described the staff members’ outstanding persistence and investigative skills which resulted in a state community block grant. The center used the grant to relocate to a building within walking distance of the campus and continues to provide outstanding services for children of students, faculty and staff.
The following BHSU employees were honored for 20 years of service: Peggy Madrid, senior secretary; Dr. Doug Wessel, psychology professor; and Susan Hemmingson, senior accountant.
Fifteen-year awards were presented to Dr. Rob Schurrer, wellness management professor; Corinne Hansen, director of university communications; Diane Mabey, child care coordinator, and Sheila Aaker, coordinator of extended services. Not pictured are: James Bechtold, custodial crew leader; Shirley Brownell, financial aid assistant; Christina Couch, secretary; Sandra Dickinson, cook; Randi Ellis, associate accounting professor; Dr. James Hesson, physical education professor; Carolyn Skallerud, office supervisor; and Sheryl Styles, graphic designer.
Among the employees recognized for 10 years of service were: Verona Beguin, assistant business professor; and Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, associate economics professor and chair of the department of accounting and economics. Not pictured are: Don Altmyer, associate accounting professor and director of the Center for Economic Education; Steve Babbitt, associate photography professor; Ralph Hoover, custodial worker; and Dr. Charles Lamb, associate biology professor.

Susan Hupp, director of student support services, received the Student Service Award for developing and implementing a program that helps brings success for students. Hupp was described as “an advocate for all students who builds opportunities for all academic departments to create student success.” She is active in student advisement and works with students to encourage them to reach their maximum potential in all curricular areas.

In addition to being honored for her retirement, Barbara Chrisman also received the Outstanding University Service Award for her work as the reference/government documents librarian as well as serving as an associate professor. Chrisman was cited for her work as the bibliographic instruction person, the computerized statewide virtual-reference contact and as the supervisor of the selection of materials for the library. Chrisman also serves as coordinator for the Cooperative Collection for Foundation Center Grant. She was cited for her leadership role in the library, mentoring newcomers, seeking new expertise, and transforming the library into an institution well beyond the resources allocated to it, according to the nominator. Chrisman also received special recognition for 25 years of service.

A Special Committee Award was presented to Terry Palmer, custodial worker, for his quick thinking during a medical emergency on campus. Palmer’s actions when a co-worker suffered a heart attack while at work resulted in prompt medical attention and a full recovery by the co-worker.

Jerry Miller, technology professor, received recognition for 30 years of service to BHSU. Not pictured is Hanna Swarts, lead mail processor.

Andersen and Langwell co-author article that will be published in the American Journal of Public Health - top


Dr. Steve Andersen, assistant professor of business and health services administration at Black Hills State University; Kathryn Langwell, visiting professor of business at BHSU; and Gordon Belcourt, executive director of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, co-authored an article that will be published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).

The article, “Building Healthy Tribal Nations in Montana and Wyoming Through Collaborative Research and Development,” will be featured in the May issue (Volume 95, Number 5, 2005) of the journal. This issue, published in collaboration with AJPH and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, features a collection of papers on how the United States can more effectively meet the health care needs of American Indians and Alaska natives.

In their article Andersen, Langwell, and Belcourt describe a collaborative approach to decreasing health disparities affecting Montana and Wyoming tribal nations while promoting health-protective practices and interventions among these populations. With the support of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, a consortium undertook activities to (1) establish the research infrastructure necessary for conducting ongoing health disparities research, (2) develop a target research agenda that addressed tribally identified priority health issues and tested the feasibility of interventions, (3) develop increased research skills and cultural competency through mentoring activities, and (4) develop effective collaborative relationships.

Funding for the research was provided by a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health grant. A grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program provided funding for additional consortium projects.

Andersen received his doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 2001. Langwell has a master of arts in economics from the University of Southern California. She has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 2003.

Many events including wacipi are planned for Indian Awareness Week - top

The Center for Indian Studies at BHSU is making plans for a series of events in honor of Indian Awareness Week, April 18-24. Events include speakers, presentations and a wacipi (pow wow).

“America is becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse with the passing of each day. In South Dakota and the surrounding area the population of American Indian people is increasing faster than any other group, creating an abundance of ethnic diversity,” says Corrie Claussen, BHSU senior. “Knowledge and sensitivity toward cultural diversity is a valuable asset for professors, employers, students and employees. It is valuable for all of us to build a framework for understanding native and non-native relations.”

BHSU has the highest proportion of Native American students enrolled of any South Dakota Board of Regents institution. Currently nearly 130 Native Americans attend classes at BHSU.

Claussen added that Indian Awareness Week is a great opportunity to learn about relations between South Dakota and the nine reservations, the sociology of families, a comparison of the similarities and differences between Lakota star knowledge and western astronomy and American Indian history and culture.

The week will end with the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi. A special presentation designed to introduce viewers to the cultural meaning of the wacipi and create more understanding the significance of the regalia is planned for Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m. For a complete schedule of events see the schedule below.

Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of BHSU, encourages students, faculty and staff as well as community members to attend these events.

“This year will mark the 23rd year in which Lakota Omniciye and the Center for Indian Studies have sponsored their annual wacipi (pow wow). Indian Awareness Week will have a number of cultural sessions that will benefit students from many areas of study and enhance the campus community's understanding of cultural diversity,” Flickema said.

The annual wacipi, known as one of the largest in the region, draws participants and spectators from a wide region. Announcers are Chris Eagle Hawk, Sr., and Jay Taken Alive. The arena director is Whitney Rencountre, a BHSU student. The host drum is Native Thunder and the invited drum is Bad Nation.

American Indian Awareness Week Events - April 18-24

Indian Awareness Week is dedicated to educating the community about Indian culture with speakers, presentations at Black Hills State University. All events are in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room unless otherwise noted. For more information call 642-6578.

  • Monday, April 18, 6:30 p.m., “State Government Involvement in Indian Affairs” by Roger Campbell, state director of Tribal State Relations
  • Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m., “Traditional Behaviors and Family Wellness” presented by Carol Iron Rope Herrera, Pine Ridge Casey Family Program
  • Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., “Lakota Star Knowledge and Western Astronomy” by Albert White Hat, Lakota elder and Dr. Dan Durben, BHSU faculty member
  • Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., “The History and Culture of the Northern Arapaho” presented by the Northern Arapaho Elders Panel
  • Friday, April 22, 1 p.m. at the Ruddell Gallery, “Cultural Meanings of Wacipi/ Pow wow Dances & the Significance of the Regalia” by Dr. Ronnie Theisz, BHSU faculty member, and Whitney Rencountre, BHSU senior
  • Friday, April 22, the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi begins at 5 p.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field House
  • Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m., Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
  • Saturday, April 23, Native American Alumni Brunch, 10 a.m., Holiday Inn, Spearfish
  • Saturday, April 23, the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi continues – first session begins at 1 p.m.; second session begins at 7 p.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field House
  • Saturday, April 23, Free buffalo feed, 5 p.m., David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Marketplace
  • Sunday, April 24, the 23rd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi at noon at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center

BHSU offers lecture on how to avoid "getting stung" by credit card fraud and identity theft - top

South Dakota State Attorney General Larry Long will present “Don’t Get Stung – Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft” at Black Hills State University Tuesday, April 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the recital hall in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.

Long will provide information to help participants protect themselves from credit card fraud and identity theft. He says that everyone has the tendency to believe it can only happen to someone else, but that’s a huge risk to take when a few simple measures can help avoid an experience that could take a lifetime to correct.

Long’s presentation, which is sponsored by the BHSU “Keep Your Credit” Committee, is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact Arlene Holmes, BHSU career counselor and internship coordinator, at 642-6219 or Larry Vrooman, BHSU disabilities coordinator, at 642-6099.

Theatre department presents “Eastern Standard” - top

The Black Hills State University theatre department will stage “Eastern Standard,” Thursday, April 21; Friday, April 22; and Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall Auditorium.

“Eastern Standard” is a modern comedy by Richard Greenberg. The play traces the experiences of four young, self-involved New Yorkers after an altercation with a bag lady. Ultimately, they move from disappointment to hopeful anticipation of what modern life has to offer.

Cast members include Sean Pence, a freshman from Hot Springs majoring in mass communications, as Stephen Wheeler; Tara Palmer, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., majoring in English, as Phoebe Kidde; Ian Vytlacil, a sophomore from Box Elder majoring in mass communications, as Drew Paley; Sarah Baldwin a junior from Lander Wyo., majoring in English, as May Login; Jared Hall, a junior from Gettysburg majoring in physical education, as Peter Kidde; and Natalie Baggs, a freshman from Anchorage, Alaska majoring in biology, as Ellen.

For tickets call the BHSU box office at 642-6171 or email theatre@bhsu.edu.

Sigma Tau Gamma raises funds with annual waterbed sleep-a-thon - top

Sigma Tau Gamma members Alex Feist, a junior technology major from Pierre, and Seth Gregory, a freshman mass communications major from Spearfish, sell raffle tickets from a waterbed temporarily located on campus right outside the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union for the 34th annual waterbed sleep-a-thon. The group of students from Black Hills State University is selling raffle tickets to raise funds that will be donated to the Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department. For more information contact Patrick Fink, Sigma Tau Gamma president, at 722-4463.

Jazz band performs during Arts Week 2005 - top

The saxophone section of the Black Hills State University jazz band performs during a recent concert held in the recital hall in Clare and Josef Meier Hall. The jazz band performance was a part of Arts Week 2005, an annual celebration of the arts which features a wide variety of concerts, art exhibits, book signing and other events on the BHSU campus. BHSU music students will next perform at the annual spring concert Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall. A repeat performance of the concert will be held Monday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

University Assessment Committee minutes - top

The University Assessment Committee met Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m. in the Meier Hall Conference Room.

Present were Earley, Siewert, S. Hupp, Alsup, Ellis, and D. Wessel. Strand, Cremean, Hagerty, and Sarkar were absent.

Chair pointed out that the environmental physical science major had been approved at the last meeting but was
left out of the minutes.

  • Master of science in curriculum and instruction (MSCI)
    A motion was made and seconded to approve with the suggestion to try to move to a national standard next year. The motion passed.
  • Master of science in business services management (MSBSM)
    A motion was made and seconded to approve. The motion passed. Business faculty were asked to inquire about
    how USD assesses their graduate business programs for future reference. Also, next year, data and interpretation
    should be based on 10 or more students.
  • Wellness management
    Schurrer answered questions. A motion to approve was made and seconded. The committee is still concerned that there should be some sort of nationally referenced measure.
  • Speech
    A motion to approve was made and seconded. The motion passed with the request that future reports not contain
    student names. The committee also asked that the report indicate why there is a discrepancy between the number of students graduating and the number of students taking the exit exam. The committee praised the idea of pre-test and post-test measures of student learning.

Exit exams for math and science education were discussed. The committee rejected the PRAXIS 2 as the exit exam. They stated that this test measures what high school students, not college students, should learn, and it should be used as an assessment instrument, not as the exit exam.

The committee also asked the dean of education, David Calhoon, to work with Ben Sayler to develop an assessment plan for submission next year.

The committee will work via email and submit to the vice president of academic affairs, Dean Myers, and President Flickema an executive summary with the following recommendations:

  • If a major uses a local test, the dean should make sure that the test has been updated recently.
  • Where possible, a major should use a national test.
  • Deans should make sure that data does not include personal names.
  • There should be a discussion by faculty and others about whether or not the PRAXIS 2 should be used as an exit exam for content areas.
  • There should be a discussion of how to change the assessment plans to include the new Board of Regents (BOR) requirements, such as global issues, intensive writing, and the Institutional Graduation Requirements (IGRS).

This was the last meeting of the University Assessment Committee for this year.

Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn 309, through Wednesday, April 13. For copies of the information, contact the office at 642-6204 or email requests to grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

Energy-Related Lab Equipment Grants Announced (DoE)

The United States Department of Energy, in accordance with its responsibility to encourage research and development in the energy area, awards grants of used energy-related laboratory equipment. Universities, colleges and other non-profit educational institutions of higher learning in the United States are eligible to apply for equipment to use in energy-oriented educational programs in the life, physical, and environmental sciences, and in engineering. The equipment listed in this database is available for grant; however, specific items may be recalled for DOE use and become unavailable through the program.

Application reviews and grant awards are performed on a first-received, first-qualified basis. A list of available equipment and complete details on how to apply are available at http://erle.osti.gov/erle/equipmentList.asp.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF)

The National Science Foundation is requesting submissions in the following CAREER areas:

  • Directorate for Biological Sciences
  • Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
  • Directorate for Education and Human Resources
  • Directorate for Engineering
  • Directorate for Geosciences
  • Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
  • Office of Polar Programs

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

PECASE: Each year NSF selects nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious new CAREER awardees. The PECASE program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Full proposal deadline(s) for 2005 awards are as follows:

  • July 19: BIO, CISE, HER;
  • July 20: ENG;
  • July 21: GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP.

The full announcement is available at www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05579.

Research Initiation Grants and Career Advancement Awards to Broaden Participation in the Biological Sciences (NSF)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation offers two funding opportunities under this solicitation 1) Research Initiation Grants (RIG) and 2) Career Advancement Awards (CAA), with the goal of broadening the participation of scientists from groups underrepresented in the biological sciences in the U.S. These activities seek to promote the development and retention of scientists from underrepresented groups and to increase the numbers of such individuals that serve as role models for the scientific workforce of the future. A specific goal is to increase the number of research proposals submitted to NSF by individuals from groups currently underrepresented in the biological sciences as well as from scientists at minority serving institutions so they can become actively and competitively engaged in research as independent investigators and, by so doing, create new research opportunities for students from underrepresented groups. Areas of focus include the Division of Environmental Biology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Division of Biological Infrastructure, and the Division of Integrative Organismal Biology.

Deadline: July 5. See www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05581/nsf05581.txt to review the complete announcement.

Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

Three clusters within the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology, Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period. OPUS proposals will often be appropriately submitted in mid-to-late career, but will also be appropriate early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both to the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work. In cases where multiple scientists have worked collaboratively, an OPUS award will provide support for collaboration on a synthesis. OPUS awards will facilitate critical synthesis, and do so in a way that will acknowledge the prestige of this important component of scientific scholarship.

Deadline: July 9. Details are available at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2005/nsf05572/nsf05572.txt.

Fish Passage Cooperative Agreements Available (DoI)

The Department of Interior, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Fisheries & Habitat Conservation announce Fish Passage, a voluntary program that reconnects fish species to historic habitats. Project funding is for fish passage restoration by removing or bypassing barriers to fish movement. Primary project types include dam removal, culvert renovation, designing and installing fishways, installing fish screens, and barrier inventories to identify additional fish passage impediments. Project proposals requested between $1,000.00 and $50,000.00 are most attractive. There is no required match; however a 50% cost share is highly encouraged. Project ranking criteria include; ecological benefits for federal trust species, minimum costs to the service for operation and maintenance, permanence of fish passage benefits, current scientific knowledge and proven technology, evidence the greatest number of partners, longest duration of agreements for operation and maintenance, maximum in matching fund contributions, and address objectives outlined in approved management plans. Projects must comply with all applicable federal, state, tribal, and local regulations. Fish passage projects are not eligible for funding if they are for any Federal or State mitigation. Fish Passage projects are not eligible for funding if fish passage is a condition provided by existing Federal or State regulatory programs.

Deadline: There is no application due date. Project proposals are accepted continuously. Proposals are held in a FWS database until the project is funded or no longer viable. There is no formal announcement. For more information see http://fisheries.fws.gov/FWSMA/FishPassage/FPPDF/guidance.pdf.

FY '05 Source Reduction Assistance Program (EPA)

Eight of the EPA's ten Regional Pollution Prevention (P2) Program offices expect to have approximately $163,000 available, per region, available in fiscal year 2005, to fund projects supporting source reduction, pollution prevention and/or resource conservation activities. In order to achieve regional and preferably, national impact, scale-up of past successful projects, consistent with state/tribal and regional priorities, is strongly encouraged for grant applicants in FY 2005. Each region will have the flexibility of selecting at least one project, which demonstrates scale-up. Also, in compliance with a new EPA Policy Order: 5700.7, applicants are now required to address either outcome or output environmental measurements in their pre-proposals or applications. The term "outcome" means the result, effect or consequence that will occur from carrying out an environmental program or activity that is related to an environmental or programmatic goal or objective. Outcomes may be environmental, behavioral, health-related or programmatic in nature but must be quantitative. The term "output" refers to an environmental activity or effort and associated work product related to an environmental goal or objective, that will be produced or provided over a period of time or by a specified date. Outputs may be quantitative or qualitative but must be measurable during the assistance agreement funding period.

Region 8 Project Objectives: Listed below are the projects that Region 8 (which includes South Dakota) will consider through the Source Reduction Assistance Program. Any proposed projects submitted outside of what is listed by the region will be rejected.

  • Pollution prevention and environmental management systems
  • Source reduction and recycling
  • Energy Star/energy efficiency
  • Pollution prevention projects of interest to states, regions and/or federally recognized tribal governments
  • Continuing development of EPA Region 8 expertise in preventive approaches, innovative technologies and sustainability

Deadline: Region 8 applications are due by May 20. The full announcement, including contact information, can be found at http://www.epa.gov/p2/grants/srap05.htm.

Instructional improvement grants available - top

The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC) encourages, through monetary grants, the application of existing knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.

Any full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty, or other full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply for grant funds administered by the committee. Grant funding will normally be available up to a maximum of $1,000 per project. Priority will be given to projects that will have a broad-based, visible, continuing impact of instruction across faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for development of materials and methods to improve teaching and learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning, travel to conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to offer presentations to and/or with faculty and teaching-support staff at BHSU.

Faculty members who apply for grants to support travel to a conference or workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant every three years. In the other categories, priority will be given to those who have not received an IIC grant in the last academic year.

Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. Proposals will be accepted through Wednesday, April 20 for review at the final meeting of this academic year. Please note the committee is no longer accepting requests for faculty course release.

Twelve copies of your proposal should be submitted to the Grants and Special Projects Office in Woodburn 309 – Unit 9504. Proposals must consist of the proposal and budget outlines following the specified format available on the grants and special projects web page.

Faculty research funds available - top

The Faculty Research Committee has funds remaining for the fiscal year. Proposal forms are available at the Grants Office or on their website.

It is anticipated that successful applicants will request support for research equipment, travel to research sites, or research support for the production of creative work. Preference is given to new applicants, particularly in the areas of education, business, social sciences and humanities.

The committee reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. Applications to be considered at the final meeting of this academic year need to be submitted to the Grants Office, Woodburn 309, by Wednesday, April 20. Applicants are encouraged to review submission requirements, and to contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their proposals. Submit 12 copies of your proposal for consideration. Committee members are John Alsup, Dan Bergey, Earl Chrysler, Dorothy Fuller, Vincent King, Raju Ramaswamy, Shane Sarver, Rob Schurrer, and Kathleen Parrow, chair.

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